Is a career as wind turbine technician for me?

What do I need to get started?

GWO Certification

GWO certification is mandatory training required to work in the onshore and offshore wind industry. Our training provides the necessary foundation needed to get you started in one of the fastest growing markets.

Upon gaining the required GWO Certifications, your information will be registered in the Wind Industry Database (WINDA) and you will be considered competent and knowledgeable according to the learning objectives of that standard.

 Employment of wind turbine service technicians is projected to grow 57% from 2018 to 2028.

Mandatory Training // FAQs

What courses are mandatory?

To obtain your GWO certification you will need to complete the mandatory training.

GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) or GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) with Sea survival*.  The courses comprise of the following modules.

  • GWO1002 Work at Height – Period Valid: 24 Months
  • GWO2002 Medic First Aid + Trauma at Height – Period Valid: 24 Months
  • GWO101 Fire Awareness – Period Valid: 24 Months
  • GWO102 Manual Handling – Period Valid: 24 Months
  • GWO103 Sea Survival – Period Valid: 24 Months (*with Sea Survival)
How often do I need to renew my GWO Certifications?
GWO certification is valid for 24 months. Every 24 months you will need to undertake regular refresher training. It is important to book your GWO refresher training before your current certificate expire.
What is WINDA?
WINDA is the Global Wind Industry Training Records Database designed with the primary purpose of verifying the certification status of GWO Certified Training Providers and the training status of Delegates who have attended GWO certified training courses.

Proud Partners of the Mid-Atlantic Wind Training Alliance
Our Mission Is to Provide cutting edge, hands-on, maritime and GWO offshore wind training.
Certified GWO Programs Through ENSA

ENSA has taken decades of experience dealing with rescue situations and equipment in work-at-height environments, and created world-class training programs that are clear, concise, and effective. Our safe work at height and rescue curriculums for both student and instructor are steeped in a preventative safety culture where risk mitigation principles are realized, achieved and valued by all involved. 

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(757) 464-6008

Mid-Altantic Maritime Academy

5301 Robin Hood Road
Suite 100
Norfolk, VA 23513-2419